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A Russian intelligence chief, Major General Andrey Averyanov, is thought to have planned the downing of a plane carrying former Wagner group boss Yevgeny Prigozhin on Wednesday, the i reports. The plane was flying from Moscow to Saint Petersburg when it crashed, with all ten people on board believed to have been killed. President Biden and others have suggested President Putin ordered Prigozhin’s killing following his aborted mutiny against Russia’s military leadership in June, says the i, although the Kremlin has dismissed the claim as an “absolute lie”.